Paris Blues [Blu-ray] [1961]

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Synopsis

Paris Blues
The second film of director Martin Ritt with both Paul Newmanand Sidney Poitier, it's set in a city that has long been a haven for black musicians eager to escape the racism of the U.S. Newman is Ram Bowen, a trombone player who makes his living in a jazz group, which also includes tenor man Eddie Cook (Sidney Poitier), while studying music and aspiring to a career as a "serious" composer. Eddie stays in Paris to bask in the respect that its people feel for his music, a respect rarely accorded him in the States. A pair of tourists, Connie Lampson (Diahann Carroll) and Lillian Corning (Joanne Woodward) arrive in the city for a two-week vacation, and the two musicians lose no time in hooking up. Soon both relationships take a serious turn and the musicians are forced to make some important decisions about the possibility of returning to their native soil. ~ Michael Costello, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Paul Newman
    Paul Newman - Ram Bowen
  • Joanne Woodward
    Joanne Woodward - Lillian Corning
  • Sidney Poitier
    Sidney Poitier - Eddie Cook
  • Louis Armstrong
    Louis Armstrong - Wild Man Moore
  • Diahann Carroll
    Diahann Carroll - Connie Lampson
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